Saving newborns in sub-Saharan Africa
Perinatal mortality (late fetal death at 28 weeks or more and early neonatal death under the age of seven days) remains high in sub-Saharan Africa, where up to 50 % of all births of the region take place. The high rate is an indicator of the quality of health care before, during and after delivery. The EU-funded ALERT project will develop and evaluate a multifaceted health system approach with the aim to strengthen the implementation of evidence-based interventions and responsive care in sub-Saharan Africa hospitals. This approach will include end-user participation through narratives of women, families and midwifery providers in order to understand what works and under which conditions. Competency-based training and quality improvement (supported by data from a clinical perinatal e-registry) will also be provided as well as empowerment and leadership mentoring of maternity unit leaders.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action